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After Considering the Clintons, Black Thinkers Like Bernie Sanders

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am mystified by robust black support for Bill and Hillary Clinton,” writes Steven Thrasher at The Guardian. (Pictured here, director Spike Lee.)

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE


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After Considering the Clintons, Black Thinkers Like Bernie Sanders

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am mystified by robust black support for Bill and Hillary Clinton,” writes Steven Thrasher at The Guardian. (Pictured here, director Spike Lee.)

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE



‘Wake Up, South Carolina!’ Endorsing Sanders, Spike Lee Slams Rigged System

“When Bernie gets to the White House, he will do the right thing.”

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 READ MORE



To Make the Oscars More Diverse, Let’s Adopt Football’s Rooney Rule

Voluntary steps to include more people of color and women should be a priority throughout the entire Hollywood system of moviemaking, from studios’ executive ranks to casting.

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 READ MORE



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What’s at the Heart of Black Cool?

A thoughtful, personal essay by photographer Hank Willis Thomas makes the case that the cultures of America’s inner-city black communities, once dignified by the gains of the civil rights movement, have been steadily degraded over the last three decades by corporate capitalism.

Posted on Mar 17, 2012 READ MORE


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Spike Lee on BP: Obama Shouldn’t Have Trusted Execs

It’s hardly a surprise that Spike Lee would have something provocative to say about a newsy controversy, but Lee doesn’t spare President Obama his criticism over Obama’s handling of the BP oil spill catastrophe ... (continued)

Posted on Aug 23, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Colbert Report’: Oil’s Well That Ends Well

Why isn’t Barack Obama appearing to be angry over the BP oil spill debacle? Stephen Colbert demonstrates how the president can bump up the anger a notch—and discovers why buying condoms at a BP station isn’t a very good idea.

Posted on Jun 8, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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manolomen.com

Spike Lee Throws Down in N.Y. Post Cartoon Controversy

If the higher-ups at the New York Post thought that running a simple apology for printing the now-notorious chimpanzee cartoon this week would constitute enough damage control to do the trick, here comes filmmaker Spike Lee—along with the Post’s arch-rival publication, the New York Daily News—to disabuse them of this notion.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009 READ MORE


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Spielberg Negotiates Rare Peace Agreement Between Feuding Directors

It’s good to know that there are still people, in this time of great strife, who believe in the power of diplomatic negotiation over brute force ... even if the people in this particular case happen to be two Hollywood directors apparently possessed of egos the size of Sarah Palin’s home state.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008 READ MORE


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Clint Eastwood to Spike Lee: Shut Your Face

Clint Eastwood doesn’t mince words about his opinion concerning Spike Lee’s criticisms of Eastwood films like “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Bird.” Lee has repeatedly called Eastwood on the carpet for his racial politics in those movies. Well, Eastwood has offered Lee quite the definitive comeback: “A guy like him should shut his face.” Updated

Posted on Jun 6, 2008 READ MORE


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